Tour of Cornish Art Historian’s Private Collection

Sunday, 21st May, 2017.

The Old Vicarage, Broadwoodwidger PL16 0EP.


Two sessions: 11am and 2.30pm.

A unique opportunity to view the extensive art collection of leading Cornish art historian, David Tovey.

David’s original interest in Cornish art arose from his great-grandfather, William Titcomb’s role as one of the early settlers in the art colony of St Ives. There is a strong St Ives and marine bias to the collection. This also includes depictions of the Cornish coast by foreign artists  – from America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, France and elsewhere  – works that David has carefully collected over the years and which tell a story of Cornish art history not often heard.

David will give a short introductory overview of the story of St Ives art, after which you will be free to roam around the house at your own speed, each room containing detailed notes about the paintings on show therein.

Tea and biscuits will be provided and guests may also wander around the garden, albeit this is a work in progress.

Tickets £5    Numbers will be limited, so book early.

Proceeds donated to the Broadwoodwidger Village Hub

To book, email:   Ph: 01837 871696

Bergen in the Fishermen's Village

Above: In the Fishermen’s Village, Polperro by German artist, Claus Bergen

Top of page: Fish Sale, St Ives by Alberto Ludovici Jnr